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Fmr CM Keshubhai Patel Dead After Prolonged Illness

(Ahmedabad,Guj)Fmr CM Keshubhai Patel Dead After Prolonged Illness
Patel (92) had recovered from COVID-19 recently and was rushed to a hospital in Ahmedabad Thursday morning following health complications,
The BJP veteran was the state chief minister in 1995 and again during 1998-2001. Narendra Modi had succeeded him as Gujarat chief minister.
Patel was a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly six times. He quit the BJP in 2012 and floated the Gujarat Parivartan Party, which performed poorly in 2012 Assembly polls and merged with the BJP in 2014.
Patel was also the chairman of the Shree Somnath Trust, which manages the famous Somnath temple in Saurashtra region.

“Patel”Quota Stir Hardik Patel Detained Ahead of “Ekta Yatra”

[Ahmedabad,Guj] Patel Quota Stir Hardik Patel Detained Ahead of ‘Ekta Yatra’
Police today detained Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel along with 35 of his supporters from Varachha area here for trying to take out the ‘Ekta Yatra’ without taking prior permission from authorities.
Hardik and others were taken to police headquarters after the detention,
Speaking to reporters condemning the police action, the 22-year-old firebrand leader said, “The Gujarat government wants to muzzle our voice. They want to harass us. The Gujarat government and the state police wants violence in the state.
This act is against the spirit of democracy.”
Hardik had till yesterday kept his plans secret about the Ekta rally after being denied permission to hold it from Dandi to Ahmedabad.
Earlier today, Hardik’s associate and the convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) in Surat- Alpesh Kathiria-announced that they will take out the rally from Mangadh chowk in Varachha area of the city.
Hardik, who has emerged as the prominent face of Patels in Gujarat, has been spearheading the agitation to get reservation for Patel community under Other Backward Class (OBC).
Hardik had announced to take out the “reverse Dandi March” twice, but canceled the plan after Navsari district administration denied permission to them.
Hardik has been hogging limelight after his aggressive speech in a rally on August 25 and the subsequent violence that gripped the state after his detention which left 10 people dead in Gujarat.